I attended the New York International Gift Fair last week, where I was completely taken by a line of evening bags, made from re-purposed Afghani burqas. I’ve written about it over at the Huffington Post.
Here are burqas in their original form:
And here are the bags:
It’s hard to imagine someone making an evening bag out of the Iranian chador, although I suppose it could happen.
Oh, and while I’m on the subject of new uses for burqas, check out this article about Bluetooth enabled burqas.